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“ How we educate the mind will change with the times; how we cultivate the heart is and will remain timeless.” — Basil Moreau, Founder,

Congregation of Holy Cross

Living Holy Cross values since 1918 For 100 years, Cathedral High School has been educating young people through a philosophy based on the revolutionary educational concepts of Holy Cross founder Basil Moreau.

The Competence to See and the Courage to Act Cathedral’s mission is to help young people have the ability to see what needs to be done – in the classroom, in their families, in our communities and in the world. And then, to have the courage of their convictions, the strength to stand up to injustice, and the commitment to take positive action.

THE NINE CATHOLIC HOLY CROSS VALUES Divine Providence: We believe in God and all that God has planned for our future Hope: Trust in God’s power and goodness Family: The spirit that binds our minds and hearts in joys and sorrows Inclusiveness and Diversity: The call to be welcoming to people of all backgrounds and faiths. Option for the Poor: The choice to put the needs of society’s most poor and vulnerable first among all social concerns Educating Hearts and Minds: The mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart Zeal: Making God known, loved and served Excellence: Striving to act to the best of our ability to be better people Integrity: Becoming more Christ-like in our words and deeds

93% 12

of students attend the voluntary senior retreat

masses during the year plus 150 daily masses & communion services


reconciliation services available for all students and staff


of student body is Catholic


“ Because of how rigorous the expectations were from both the academic and the athletic perspective at Cathedral, I think that’s what properly prepared me not only for college, but for the workforce.”

— Lauren McIntyre ’07/Eli Lilly Marketing


A Tradition of Academic Excellence


Full International Baccalaureate Programme, plus IB certification in many subjects


83 28

AP Scholars for the Class of 2017

AP classes

16 Dual-credit classes


Instructional levels, plus our Learning Resource Center and the renowned Language Support Program for students with diagnosed learning differences



Academy Appointments from Cathedral in the last four years


“ Cathedral taught me about balance and competitiveness in the classroom and on the football field, and where lifelong connections can take you.”

— Terry McLaurin ‘13, Cathedral Football Player, Indiana Mr. Football 2012


Football player at The Ohio State University

A Tradition of Excellence in the Arts & Athletics

98% 3.6 Average GPA of Student Athletes




2016/17 State Championships




Who We Are




11 counties represented

29% 72% 35%

students of color



receiving need-based tuition assistance





$45.4 million

100% 100% graduation

The 283 members of the Class of 2017 earned $45.4 million in scholarships and awards – the most in Cathedral’s history!

Prestigious named scholarships for the Class of 2017 included: • Chick Evans Scholarship • Cox Research Scholarship (Indiana University) • Moreau Scholarship (St. Edward’s University) • San Damiano Scholarship (Marian University) • Butler University – Full Tuition Scholarship

Two Academy Appointments: Air Force Academy, Naval Academy

college acceptance


scholar-athletes continuing their careers at the collegiate level


National Merit Finalists

Our Holy Cross 360 Personalized Education Experience gives each student what he or she needs to become the person God intended. Cathedral 360 includes: • • •

Enhanced Counseling Personal Connections through our Irish County System Individualized Academics

• Character Development • Lifelong Connections • Co-curricular Involvement For more, visit


Where the Cathedral journey is taking the class of 2017 Bold print indicates where students are attending school. Alabama A&M University Alabama State University Alma College American University Anderson University Arizona State University Auburn University Augustana College Aurora University Ball State University Bellarmine University Belmont University Benedict College Benedictine University Bentley University Boise State University Boston College Boston University Bowling Green State University Bradley University Brandeis University Brescia University Butler University California State University, Los Angeles Canisius College Carthage College Case Western Reserve University Central State University Clark Atlanta University Clemson University Coastal Carolina University College of Charleston College of the Holy Cross College of William and Mary Colorado School of Mines Colorado State University Concordia University Chicago Dartmouth College Denison University DePaul University DePauw University Drexel University Duke University Duquesne University Eckerd College Elon University Fisk University Flagler College Florida Gulf Coast University Fordham University Franklin College of Indiana George Washington University Georgetown University Georgia Institute of Technology Goshen College Grace College Greenville College Hampton University

Hanover College Hawaii Pacific University Heartland Community College High Point University Holy Cross College Hope College Howard University Humboldt State University Illinois Wesleyan University Indiana State University Indiana University Indianapolis Iona College Iowa State University Ivy Tech State College Johns Hopkins University Kentucky State University Kettering University King’s College Knox College Lake Land College Le Moyne College Lehigh University Lewis University Louisiana State University Loyola University Chicago Loyola University Maryland Loyola University New Orleans Manchester University Marian University Marquette University Maryville University McGill University Mercer University Miami University, Oxford Michigan State University Montana State University Morgan State University Mount St. Joseph University Murray State University Nazareth College New York University North Carolina A&T State University North Carolina State University North Central College Northeastern University Northern Illinois University Northern Kentucky University Northern Michigan University Northwestern University Ohio University Ohio Wesleyan University Olivet Nazarene University Orange Coast College Oregon State University Otterbein University Pennsylvania State University Pepperdine University

Providence College Purdue University Purdue University Northwest Regis University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rockford University Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Saddle Back College Saint Louis University Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Saint Mary’s College Saint Mary’s College of California Samford University Santa Clara University Savannah College of Art and Design Seattle University Seton Hall University Southern Illinois University Southern Methodist University Southern University and A&M College Southern Vermont College Spelman College St. Bonaventure University St. Edward’s University St. John’s University St. Mary’s University of San Antonio Syracuse University Texas Christian University The College of Wooster The George Washington University The New School The Ohio State University The University of Alabama The University of Arizona The University of Findlay The University of Georgia The University of Iowa The University of Tampa Tiffin University Trine University Tulane University Tuskegee University United States Air Force Academy United States Naval Academy Universiteit Maastricht University of Arkansas University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis University of California, Irvine University of California, Los Angeles University of California, San Diego University of Cincinnati University of Colorado at Boulder University of Colorado at Denver University of Connecticut University of Dayton University of Denver University of Detroit Mercy

University of Evansville University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois University of Indianapolis University of Kansas University of Kentucky University of Louisville University of Maine University of Miami University of Michigan University of Mississippi University of Missouri University of Nebraska University of New Hampshire University of North Carolina at Wilmington University of North Dakota University of Notre Dame University of Pittsburgh University of Portland University of Redlands University of Richmond University of Saint Francis University of San Diego University of South Carolina University of Southern California University of Southern Indiana University of Tennessee University of Tennessee, Martin University of the Sciences in Philadelphia University of Toledo University of Toronto University of Utah University of Vermont University of Virginia University of Virginia University of Wisconsin, Madison University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee University of Wyoming Utah Valley University Valparaiso University Vanderbilt University Villanova University Vincennes University Wabash College Wake Forest University Washington and Lee University Washington State University Washington University in St. Louis West Chester University of Pennsylvania Western Kentucky University Western Michigan University Wittenberg University Worcester Polytechnic Institute Wright State University Xavier University Xavier University of Louisiana Yale University


Investing in Strategic Priorities In the new strategic plan, Cathedral will focus on the construction of new spaces for education, athletics and worship.

Vision for the Future • • • • • • •

Construction of a new Innovation Center to house our prospering STEM and computer science courses Continued development of athletic facilities at Brunette Park. In 2016, Cathedral High School acquired the former Little League Central Region Headquarters at 44th and Mitthoeffer that is now known as Brunette Park. Renovating Kelly Hall to accommodate next-generation teaching and learning Constructing more flexible learning spaces to encourage and inspire collaboration and innovation Building an on-campus fieldhouse with three multipurpose gym floors Creating a 400-seat chapel that will allow class worship and the ability to live out our Holy Cross values together Expanding parking and improving ingress/egress

Committed to Our Mission • • •

Providing a competitive compensation and professional development for our outstanding educators Growing our endowment to sustain and enhance our programs and facilities Strengthening Cathedral’s tuition assistance capacity

Transforming Our Students, Transforming Our Community • • • •

Exploring more service opportunities in the Brunette Park area Underwriting more Service Learning projects to allow Cathedral to have an impact in our community and give students the opportunity to give back while learning about the needs of our neighbors Creating stronger lifelong connections through enhanced interactions, including increased outreach to alumni, professional development, lunch-and-learn programs, internships, job shadowing and networking Creating community leaders by increasing student involvement in civic programs and providing opportunities to take leadership roles, both in school and in the greater Indianapolis community

Basil Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, articulated the Holy Cross values that we are strongly committed to today. Primarily he envisioned a Catholic education for the whole child—mind, body and heart. He also believed that through this education students would be prepared for “better days to come.”


“ Preparing our students for better days to come.” — Basil Moreau, Founder, Congregation of Holy Cross Brunette Park

Flexible Learning Spaces



YEARS 1918-2018

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Irish Impact 2017 - Cathedral High School  
Irish Impact 2017 - Cathedral High School